Fresh cut Guariuba is yellow, but fastly darkens to brown

Guariuba

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Durability
Very durable
Strength class
Unknown
Applications

Interior: e.g. flooring/parquet, doors, window framing and stairs exterior: e.g. window framing, doors, garden furniture, cladding and playground furniture

Colour
Fresh cut: yellow, but fastly darkens to brown
Details
The timber has fresh cut a light yellow to orange red colour, strongly darkening to (dark) brown. The whitish yellow sapwood is easy to distinguish. Plain sawn timber shows a nice pattern. The grain is mainly straight and the texture is fine. Dry Guariuba contains 0,2-1% of pebble.
Grain
Straight, sometimes unregular or crosshaired
Texture
Moderately coarse
Drying
Air drying goes fairly quick with low risks. Accelerated drying should be done with caution to prevent cracks and splits.
Hardness
6200 N, 7800 N on the top
Machining
Machining of Guariuba wood goes well with a smooth result. However there is a blunting effect due to the silica content. Pre-drilling is recommended. The results with gluing (also laminating) and finishing are good. Drying goes relatively easy. Kiln drying must be done with care, to prevent (end) checking.
Screwing/nailing
Good
Finishing surface
Good
Botanical name
Clarisia racemosa
Origin area
Tropical South America
Other names
Murure, guariuba, oiticica amarela, quariuba, tatajuba amarela, moral, mata palo, pituca, capinuri, turupay amarillo
Remarks
FSC Guariuba is in limited quantities available in the Amazon region of Brazil. The trees have a diameter up to 80 cm and a height up to 40 meters. The trunks have a straight and cylindric shape. The sapwood is 2-5 cm wide
Family
Moraceae
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